Guy Ryder re-elected as Director-General of International Labour Organization

Nov 11, 2016 15:15 IST

Guy Ryder on 7 November 2016 was re-elected as the Director-General (DG) of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for another five-year term. He will assume the post the on 1 October 2017.

Ryder obtained 54 of the 56 votes cast by the titular members. He was the only candidate for the post.

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About Guy Ryder

Guy Ryder is the 10th Director-General of the International Labour Organization.

From 2006 to 2010, he served as the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

From 2002 to 2006, he served as the General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).

About International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues.

It has 187 member states.

In 1969, the organization received the Nobel Peace Prize for improving peace among classes, pursuing decent work and justice for workers, and providing technical assistance to other developing nations.

The ILO registers complaints against entities that are violating international rules; however, it does not impose sanctions on governments.

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